“It is so great to be able to have a live festival for our big anniversary year,” Hunter said. “In celebration, we are inviting past performers as well as new ones to join us. Because Ann and I have such a great rapport, we’ve been able to keep the festival going through these crazy pandemic years and continue to connect with great artists. Hi-DeF is a creative arts festival for the Hi-Desert community and beyond, and the vision keeps us going!”
Added Van Haney: “We created this event as a forum to encourage new and established artists from the Hi-Desert and around the world to share original, innovative works, and to create a space that makes theatre approachable and enjoyable for all. Hi-DeF is a true celebration of theatre on the edge, and I am so happy with how it is growing and evolving. It’s a joy to collaborate with Miri, and I can’t wait to see what the future brings!”
Hi-Def Hi-5 is accepting performer applications through March 15. To apply, and for admission pass pricing and the event scheduling information, please visit hidesertfringe.org. The Hi-Desert Fringe Festival is a program of Project Sheba, a minority and womanowned nonprofit organization founded by Miri Hunter.